• Item: Campaign Trunk / Chest
• Circa: 1850
• Provenance: Aqualate Hall, Staffordshire, UK
• Wood: Solid pine
• Profuse steel banding to front, sides and rear
• Original iron carrying side handles
• Original brass key escutcheon
• Original working lock & working key
• Original & complete zinc lined interior
• Lovely rustic original colour & patination
• No missing strapping
• Complete original zinc lined interior
• Large proportions
• Excellent original condition
• Ideal as a coffee table or ottoman
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian pine and steel strapped travelling chest / trunk, with a zinc lined interior, originating from Aqualate Hall on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border, circa 1850, in excellent original condition. The antique Victorian pine campaign trunk / chest features a solid outer pine frame, boasting profuse steel strapping to the front, sides and rear and retains the original iron carrying handles to each side of the trunk. The antique Victorian campaign trunk also retains the original working steel lock & key with the original brass oval key escutcheon, which is all in good working order. The interior of the trunk retains its original and complete zinc lining, which it suggests it may have been used on a ship or campaigns for safe clean storage of valuables. The lid retains the original steel hinges and support bar, allowing you to open the trunk and support the lid and hinges, without damaging them (a very clever design idea!). The original trunk floor is comprised of two solid planks with the original narrow runners below to keep it off the floor. Boasting a lovely warm rustic colour, the trunk has been cleaned and wax-polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. It would make an ideal coffee table, TV stand, or ottoman at the foot of the bed.
This antique Victorian pine campaign trunk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the office to the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it’s extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely antique piece.
This item was purchased from Aqualate Hall on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border, which we understand was originally commissioned for the family and has remained at this property until today. You can read more information about the history of the property by clicking on the following link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1259928
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian pine and steel strapped travelling chest / trunk, with a zinc lined interior, originating from Aqualate Hall on the Staffordshire / Shropshire border, circa 1850, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges of the box, including the interior but nothing significant considering the age of the item (please see photos). The antique Victorian pine campaign trunk / chest has been cleaned and wax-polished, by hand, to a professional standard in our workshop. The chest therefore boasts a lovely rustic warm colour and patination. There are no missing sections or strap work to the chest. The chest retains its original working lock, with working key. The interior of the trunk retains its original and complete zinc lining. The original steel hinges are also in good working order. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 50.3cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
Width = 96cm or 37¾” or 3ft 1¾”
Depth = 54.6cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”
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